Egyptian Minister of Tourism Rania el Mashat and Italian Ambassador to Egypt Giampaolo Cantini- Press photo
CAIRO – 18 April 2018: Egyptian Tourism Minister Rania el Mashat and Italian Ambassador to Egypt Giampaolo Cantini discussed ways of enhancing tourism cooperation between the two countries on Monday, April 16.
Mashat affirmed the importance of Italy’s market as one of the most significant tourism sources for Egypt, pointing out the depth of the Egyptian-Italian relations. She also expressed her happiness with the fruitful cooperation and exchange of ideas between the two sides.
The Italian ambassador stressed the desire of Italian tourists to travel to Egypt due to its many attraction sites and special cultural landmarks.
Cantini invited the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism to spread knowledge about Egyptian culture by participating in the Italian cultural exhibition that will take place in Milan, Italy from March to September 2019.
Also, Mashat met with the chairman of the Tour Guides' Union, Hassan Nahal, and a group of members of the Tour Guide Syndicate on Monday. She stressed the need to hone the skills of tour guides. In the meeting, Nahal submitted a set of proposals to improve the tour guide sector.
Mashat expressed the ministry’s keenness to improve, train and raise the efficiency of Egyptian tour guides, which contributes to upgrading the tour guide sector.